white house urges the senate to pass a nuclear treaty with russia. on "meet the press," secretary of state hillary clinton says the issue is bigger than politics. >> once people have had a chance to carefully consider these arms control treaties, they have been passed overwhelmingly. we have seen it with the reagan and the bush administrations, the clinton administration, now, of course, we are in the obama administration and in this one area, this goes beyond politics, this should be nonpartisan, not just bipartisan. >> eleanor cliff is a contributing editor for "newsweek" and emily miles a staff writer for roll call. welcome back, ladies. >> hi. >> eleanor, i will begin with you, leading republicans say they want a delay on this issue is that just par for the course in washington, republicans don't want the president to have any success and then vice versa? >> it is not par for the course, certainly not on these really national security treaties.